By K STODDART 22 Sep, 2016

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th – 25th September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety event to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas. Here at Blue Flame all of our engineers are fully qualified and are Gas Safe registered.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

 

Tenants

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

·        Check your Landlord’s Gas Safety Record. By law, your landlord must keep gas appliances supplied for you to use in good condition. They should arrange a gas safety check every 12 months and give you a record of the check.

·        Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk .

·        Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

·        Check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.

·        Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

·        Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

·        Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

 

Landlords:

Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

If you’re a landlord, you are legally obliged to make sure:

·        Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.

·        All appliances and flues provided for tenant’s use have an annual safety check. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk .

·        Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register.

·        All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.

·        A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.

·        You keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record for two years.

·        Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineer’s ID card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your tenants to do the same.

 

For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk



By K STODDART 12 Sep, 2016
Competition winner Craig Whitehead being presented with his new TV by Craig Muller of Blue Flame.

Craig Whitehead is from Silloth and one night he was on his way to Workington when he happened to spot a couple of our vans. With a little bit of detective work and 3 hours later he managed to find 9 vans. The next day he found another one that happened to be driving by, so he decided to follow the elusive final van until it finally stopped and he could snap his last, and ultimately the winning, photo.

Craig has just moved into a new flat and was needing a new TV – what luck! – this is the first time he has won a competition so had been worried that he had not actually done it properly.

Overall he was really chuffed to be walking away today with a new 49” TV and has said that the next time Blue Flame do a competition he will most definitely be taking part!

Don't worry if you have missed out this time; keep following us on Facebook to be first to get our latest updates, events and future competition details.

https://www.facebook.com/blueflameservices/
By K STODDART 19 Jul, 2016
Last week, Blue Flame's longest serving member of staff celebrated 10 years with the company. Lee (Bomber) Bowness, pictured above with the two directors, has been with Blue Flame right from the beginning. Initially working as an apprentice, Lee is now a qualified gas engineer, experienced plumber, and valued member of the team.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Blue Flame have always been actively involved in the local community, proactive in supporting local good causes where we have been able. We were therefore delighted to help when approached by Demi Fisher, who has been invited by Tag Rugby Trust to join them in Uganda this Easter.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
The weather so far this winter, though far from pleasant, has been unusually warm. If forecasts are to be believed though, that looks like it’s about to change, so it makes sense to be prepared for the worst.

Firstly, make sure you know the location of your stop-cock and test it regularly. Turn off outdoor taps and be sure to disconnect hoses from them. Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold or have caused problems before. Keep your heating turned on low when away from home overnight. Insulate all pipes in areas where there is no heat, such as the garage or crawl space.

If you think a pipe has already frozen, thaw the pipe as soon as possible or call Blue Flame for help. If you do it yourself, shut off the water if possible first. You do not want water suddenly gushing from the pipe when it thaws.

Remember: when thawing pipes, slower is better.
A hair dryer at the frozen area of the pipe is appropriate. A blow torch is not. Pipes warmed too fast may break anyway.

During the last very cold spell, we were inundated with calls from people whose condensate pipes had frozen. When this happens, the boiler will display an error message, and stop working. If this happens to you, try to gently thaw the pipe as mentioned above. If this is not possible, then do please get in touch on. We will usually be able to get your boiler going again, and can often apply a permanent solution to reduce the likelihood of it freezing again.

If you need help with frozen pipes, or anything else, then please do get in touch on 01900 816 672 or email info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, from everyone at Blue Flame. For the minority of our customers who experienced a boiler breakdown or other calamity over the festive period, we are pleased we were able to help you.

We cover a wide area but realise that many of you are out of our service area, which is why we are now offering spare parts for sale. These may be purchased by anyone, but remember that they should always be fitted by a qualified Gas Safe engineer.

Our shop can be found by clicking here

New items are added every day. If you can’t see the item you require, please get in touch via ebay@blueflamecumbria.co.uk and we will try to help.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Some of you may have seen the section this morning on ITV which discussed the implications of carbon monoxide poisoning. (Source – ITV.com)

I think what is hard for many to understand is the fact that you could be being poisoned without even realising it. Carbon monoxide is odourless and tasteless, and kills around 40 people every year, with 200 needing hospital treatment. (Source -NHS.uk)

This makes it even more important that your gas appliances are serviced regularly by a Gas Safe qualified engineer, and that you have a working carbon monoxide alarm in each room that has a gas or solid fuel appliance installed.

If your appliance has not been serviced for over 12 months, the gas flame or pilot light is burning yellow rather than blue, or you have any safety concerns at all, then please get in touch with us straight away.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Private sector landlords are required from 1st October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance. It makes sense for all homes to have these basic safety items installed.

If your property doesn’t comply with the latest legislation, then you should be alarmed! Get in touch , and we will arrange to install both types as required.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Our electrical department are looking to recruit a qualified electrician. The ideal candidate will be fully qualified with a proven track record. Rates of pay negotiable for the right candidate.

As our business continues to grow, we are also always keen to receive interest from fully qualified gas and oil engineers.

For more information regarding any of our vacancies, please email info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk , call us on 01900 816 672, complete the enquiry form on the contact page , or even message us on Facebook

To apply for a vacancy, please email your CV together with a covering letter to info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Having your boiler serviced regularly is important. An annual service will ensure that your appliance is working safely and efficiently. It is also a standard warranty requirement for all leading manufacturers, meaning great financial savings should your serviced boiler break down during this time.

However, we understand that finding money for a service is often not top of your list of priorities, which is why we have introduced our monthly payment plans. Service cover is just £7.00 per month for a gas boiler, and we guarantee that will not go up during the 12 month agreement.

The plans were initially designed following feedback for our existing customers, but judging by their popularity, we feel it is something we should now be offering to everyone.

Give us a call on 01900 816 672, email info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk or contact us via the enquiry form to find out more.
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Gas Safety Week

  • By K STODDART
  • 22 Sep, 2016

Keeping the nation safe.

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th – 25th September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety event to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas. Here at Blue Flame all of our engineers are fully qualified and are Gas Safe registered.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

 

Tenants

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

·        Check your Landlord’s Gas Safety Record. By law, your landlord must keep gas appliances supplied for you to use in good condition. They should arrange a gas safety check every 12 months and give you a record of the check.

·        Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk .

·        Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

·        Check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.

·        Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

·        Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

·        Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

 

Landlords:

Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

If you’re a landlord, you are legally obliged to make sure:

·        Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.

·        All appliances and flues provided for tenant’s use have an annual safety check. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk .

·        Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register.

·        All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.

·        A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.

·        You keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record for two years.

·        Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineer’s ID card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your tenants to do the same.

 

For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk



By K STODDART 22 Sep, 2016

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th – 25th September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety event to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas. Here at Blue Flame all of our engineers are fully qualified and are Gas Safe registered.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

 

Tenants

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

·        Check your Landlord’s Gas Safety Record. By law, your landlord must keep gas appliances supplied for you to use in good condition. They should arrange a gas safety check every 12 months and give you a record of the check.

·        Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk .

·        Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

·        Check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.

·        Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

·        Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

·        Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

 

Landlords:

Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

If you’re a landlord, you are legally obliged to make sure:

·        Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.

·        All appliances and flues provided for tenant’s use have an annual safety check. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk .

·        Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register.

·        All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.

·        A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.

·        You keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record for two years.

·        Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineer’s ID card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your tenants to do the same.

 

For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk



By K STODDART 12 Sep, 2016
Competition winner Craig Whitehead being presented with his new TV by Craig Muller of Blue Flame.

Craig Whitehead is from Silloth and one night he was on his way to Workington when he happened to spot a couple of our vans. With a little bit of detective work and 3 hours later he managed to find 9 vans. The next day he found another one that happened to be driving by, so he decided to follow the elusive final van until it finally stopped and he could snap his last, and ultimately the winning, photo.

Craig has just moved into a new flat and was needing a new TV – what luck! – this is the first time he has won a competition so had been worried that he had not actually done it properly.

Overall he was really chuffed to be walking away today with a new 49” TV and has said that the next time Blue Flame do a competition he will most definitely be taking part!

Don't worry if you have missed out this time; keep following us on Facebook to be first to get our latest updates, events and future competition details.

https://www.facebook.com/blueflameservices/
By K STODDART 19 Jul, 2016
Last week, Blue Flame's longest serving member of staff celebrated 10 years with the company. Lee (Bomber) Bowness, pictured above with the two directors, has been with Blue Flame right from the beginning. Initially working as an apprentice, Lee is now a qualified gas engineer, experienced plumber, and valued member of the team.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Blue Flame have always been actively involved in the local community, proactive in supporting local good causes where we have been able. We were therefore delighted to help when approached by Demi Fisher, who has been invited by Tag Rugby Trust to join them in Uganda this Easter.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
The weather so far this winter, though far from pleasant, has been unusually warm. If forecasts are to be believed though, that looks like it’s about to change, so it makes sense to be prepared for the worst.

Firstly, make sure you know the location of your stop-cock and test it regularly. Turn off outdoor taps and be sure to disconnect hoses from them. Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold or have caused problems before. Keep your heating turned on low when away from home overnight. Insulate all pipes in areas where there is no heat, such as the garage or crawl space.

If you think a pipe has already frozen, thaw the pipe as soon as possible or call Blue Flame for help. If you do it yourself, shut off the water if possible first. You do not want water suddenly gushing from the pipe when it thaws.

Remember: when thawing pipes, slower is better.
A hair dryer at the frozen area of the pipe is appropriate. A blow torch is not. Pipes warmed too fast may break anyway.

During the last very cold spell, we were inundated with calls from people whose condensate pipes had frozen. When this happens, the boiler will display an error message, and stop working. If this happens to you, try to gently thaw the pipe as mentioned above. If this is not possible, then do please get in touch on. We will usually be able to get your boiler going again, and can often apply a permanent solution to reduce the likelihood of it freezing again.

If you need help with frozen pipes, or anything else, then please do get in touch on 01900 816 672 or email info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, from everyone at Blue Flame. For the minority of our customers who experienced a boiler breakdown or other calamity over the festive period, we are pleased we were able to help you.

We cover a wide area but realise that many of you are out of our service area, which is why we are now offering spare parts for sale. These may be purchased by anyone, but remember that they should always be fitted by a qualified Gas Safe engineer.

Our shop can be found by clicking here

New items are added every day. If you can’t see the item you require, please get in touch via ebay@blueflamecumbria.co.uk and we will try to help.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Some of you may have seen the section this morning on ITV which discussed the implications of carbon monoxide poisoning. (Source – ITV.com)

I think what is hard for many to understand is the fact that you could be being poisoned without even realising it. Carbon monoxide is odourless and tasteless, and kills around 40 people every year, with 200 needing hospital treatment. (Source -NHS.uk)

This makes it even more important that your gas appliances are serviced regularly by a Gas Safe qualified engineer, and that you have a working carbon monoxide alarm in each room that has a gas or solid fuel appliance installed.

If your appliance has not been serviced for over 12 months, the gas flame or pilot light is burning yellow rather than blue, or you have any safety concerns at all, then please get in touch with us straight away.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Private sector landlords are required from 1st October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance. It makes sense for all homes to have these basic safety items installed.

If your property doesn’t comply with the latest legislation, then you should be alarmed! Get in touch , and we will arrange to install both types as required.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Our electrical department are looking to recruit a qualified electrician. The ideal candidate will be fully qualified with a proven track record. Rates of pay negotiable for the right candidate.

As our business continues to grow, we are also always keen to receive interest from fully qualified gas and oil engineers.

For more information regarding any of our vacancies, please email info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk , call us on 01900 816 672, complete the enquiry form on the contact page , or even message us on Facebook

To apply for a vacancy, please email your CV together with a covering letter to info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk.
By Arjay Tejano 02 May, 2016
Having your boiler serviced regularly is important. An annual service will ensure that your appliance is working safely and efficiently. It is also a standard warranty requirement for all leading manufacturers, meaning great financial savings should your serviced boiler break down during this time.

However, we understand that finding money for a service is often not top of your list of priorities, which is why we have introduced our monthly payment plans. Service cover is just £7.00 per month for a gas boiler, and we guarantee that will not go up during the 12 month agreement.

The plans were initially designed following feedback for our existing customers, but judging by their popularity, we feel it is something we should now be offering to everyone.

Give us a call on 01900 816 672, email info@blueflamecumbria.co.uk or contact us via the enquiry form to find out more.
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